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  1. On 18/06/2022 at 20:30, clogdance said:

    Has the game been postponed as it's not listed on the BBC Sport RL fixtures ?  (imagine that)   🤣

    I made a complaint to the B(iased)BC about the omission……just because….


    Here’s the response……


    Thank you for contacting us regarding the scores and fixtures feature on our sports website, specifically for the Rugby League.

    We note you were unhappy with the lack of fixtures for France v Wales on June 19th, feeling that it showed a bias against Welsh Rugby.

    The fixtures for the match were shown on our fixtures page, found here:



    We can assure you that there is no bias against any country when reporting on sport. Welsh Rugby is regularly reported on it's own dedicated page, found here:


    We do value your feedback about this. All complaints are sent to senior management and we’ve included your points in our overnight report. These reports are among the most widely read sources of feedback in the company and ensures that your concerns have been seen by the right people quickly. This helps inform their decisions about current and future content.


    I’ve replied, thanking them for the confirmation of their bias…😂😂🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿


    I also pointed out that the information in the links about the game were after the event…..

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  2. 20 minutes ago, Damien said:

    I was unaware of the score until I read this and then looked at the BBC website. Talk about harsh. 34-10 is certainly not a thrashing by any measure. This just illustrates how internationals in RL are reported negatively compared to other sports. I'm loathe to mention RU but the reporting would be quite different even with a margin twice as wide.

    Just had a sneaky look at the BBC RU page......while (according to the BBC) Wales RL were thrashed 34 v 10. Apparently England only 'lost' a pre tour match to the Barbarians. The score.52 v 21. You couldn't make it up 😳

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  3. 2 hours ago, Futtocks said:

    It's just nice to see Herbie in a side that can actually win a match and let him show his talents off properly.

    It's also slightly surprising, after the last couple of years' wretched performances, for that team to be Brisbane. 🤯

    He’d be showing much more of his talents if he got earlier ball. He’s got so much more to show. He’d kill it at full back, his favoured position.

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  4. 10 hours ago, Balmainboy said:

    Commented earlier that Gildart isn't up to standard - still true, but he is a go-er and has a good knack of beating first defender with his footwork. Not a winger for sure, moved there out of necessity. Give him 12 months and his defence could improve enough to hold his own. 

    Hastings is the best 7 England have. Him and Williams too similiar though IMO. I'd be tempted to put Widdop in at 5/8 if he is fit. Farnsworth is killing it at the moment - walk up start for mine. England should field a pretty decent pack and spine - bit thin on outside backs though. 


  5. 18 hours ago, StandOffHalf said:

    Just watched the Souths vs Brisbane game over my evening meal.

    What an enjoyable game to watch! Reynolds - up against his old team - had the ball on a string and guided his team beautifully. Herbie at left centre had a wonderful game I thought. Assured, classy, confident, a threat. I loved his footwork and poise to take his try, but it's his all-round professional application that most impresses. He's just going really well and putting together the little things to do well.

    Fun game on a Thursday night!

    Just hope the Broncos aren't flogging him. He's had his knee strapped heavily for a few weeks now.  He's not 100% fit, but still playing well.

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  6. 29 minutes ago, Mr Frisky said:

    Its not like an NRL lover to just dismiss all SL players, no matter how good they are, in favour of someone with very little first team experience.....

    48 first team appearances in the toughest Rugby League competition in the world. At what point does does Farnworth get past ‘very little experience’ ?

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  7. 5 hours ago, Damien said:

    This was spoken of at the time and I thought it was very poor by Wane then and still do. Considering the time difference, other commitments he may have had and any possible technical issues I just think it's a weak reason. I certainly think he was treated differently than a more senior player would have been and in my opinion it's like Wane wanted to make an example of someone and he was an easy target.

    Was travelling away with the Broncos at the time of the meeting. Issues with internet at the host hotel. Wane dropping him, just being the bully that he is. Throwing his weight around just because he can. Excellent man manager…….not.

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  8. 2 hours ago, The Rocket said:

    That`s twice in a couple of weeks now I`ve seen an English player show great touch with the ball on foot to score a try, Farnsworth did the same for the Broncos, not attempting to pick it up but using great touch to `dribble` it into the in-goal. I imagine in your country a lot of these players would play a fair bit of soccer in their youth.



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  9. 58 minutes ago, Exiled Wiganer said:

    If there was a list of best NRL centres, where would Farnworth be? They have 32 regular starting centres after all, so just being able to hold down a place doesn’t automatically make him the best choice we have: would he be in line for SoO if available? 

    I don't think that he is just 'holding down a place'. Voted best back at Broncos last season. Good enough to have 5 NRL clubs chasing his signature as he is off contract at the end of the year. Queensland were after him at age group level as a youngster before they found out he was English.

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  10. 1 minute ago, Dunbar said:

    The Burgess twins played against each other for the first time today.  Not sure they actually tackled each other though. 

    Both were OK but nothing spectacular.  Tom will definitely in the Souths 17 for round 1, will wait and see if George makes the Dragons squad.  I expect he will but not 100%.

    Looks like Herbie Farnworth has missed both the Broncos trials, we was named earlier in the week but not involved today. 

    Withdrawn because of Covid protocols 

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  11. 6 hours ago, Desert Skipper said:

    Then my bad. I thought his time in Aus was too long to be temporary, isn’t he now 22? 

    So if he’s not eligible for Aus I’ve wasted your time with this discussion.

    Unless of course, they offer him a place in the squad AND citizenship. But that’s for an Aus Immigration thread.

    Actually obtaining Australian citizenship is not that easy for professional athletes. As Quade Cooper found out. 


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  12. 4 minutes ago, Desert Skipper said:

    No, I’m just putting myself in his shoes. 

    Imagine you leave school and emigrate to Aus. You make it as a top player in the worlds top RL competition. The Aus selection board drop you a line and ask if you want to a place in the squad for Aus in the upcoming World Cup, a massive achievement bearing in the competition for places. You have a very good chance of winning that silverware and writing yourself into history as a top player in your adopted country.

    Would you decline and pledge allegiance to England? 

    I should point out that I’m only half-English by ethnicity and even then my mum’s ‘English’ side is a bit Celtic rather than Anglo-Saxon, so maybe I’m not feeling the St George allegiance thing as much as some 😊

    He's not emigrated, or adopted Australia as his country. He's a professional athlete playing in the best comp in the world. His parents are English living near Burnley. He's not an Australian citizen. He won't be playing for anyone other than England. 

  13. 28 minutes ago, Desert Skipper said:

    My only concern with Farnworth is that he’s got the Australia borders policy as a deterrent, and I also (controversially perhaps) reckon if he was up for a potential Aus call-up he’d drop England in an instant!

    He doesn't qualify for Australia and never will. He was approached as a kid to play for Queensland age grade. He didn't qualify then and he doesn't now.

    State of Origin eligibility rules state that a player must either be born in NSW or Queensland or reside there before their 13th birthday to represent their respective state.

  14. 34 minutes ago, Desert Skipper said:


    Is Farnworth a better player individually? Possibly. But will he be as motivated to win for ‘his’ country as the aforementioned? Possibly not. He certainly won’t be able to spend as much time in camp with the rest of the squad.

    You're inferring that he's not a proper English man?? He's Burnley born and bred.

  15. 4 hours ago, headtackle said:

    Good game at Pilks today

    Galway gave it a good go and never gave up.  Interception try had them up at half time

    Hope they have not had to dash back for a ferry and are enjoying the sights of St Helens

    hopefully they get back in next year and can play a home tie at home

    Nope……a night out in St Helens beckons….they’re stopping over tonight. Was at the game today. They had a very good kicking game. Their Stand Off had a bit about him. A little bit of RL ‘nous’ would’ve made the game a bit closer. They stood up very well in the in the physical aspect of the game.

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